Piracetam Capsules & Powder

4.72 out of 5 based on 18 customer ratings
(18 customer reviews)


Piracetam is the first and one of the most well researched nootropic drugs used for improved cognitive abilities.

  • Shown to enhance memory (reference)
  • Age related neuro protection (ref)
  • Shown to protect the brain after injury (ref)
  • Depression / anxiety relief (ref)
  • Mild side effects even with extreme doses (ref)




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Studies over the past three decades have shown piracetam benefits in three major areas. First, piracetam enhances performance in learning and memory tests in the short term. Experiments have also shown piracetam to protect against neurological degradation over time, which is why it is effective for both the young and elderly. Those suffering from alcohol-related neuronal loss can see protective benefits from piracetam products as well.


Every individual reacts differently to piracetam, but the chemical composition allows the drug to enter the bloodstream rapidly and unchanged. Peak plasma concentration among fasting subjects is achieved in around 30 minutes. The half-life for the central nervous system is around 7.7 hours and 5 hours for plasma. Within 30 hours, the piracetam will have completely left the bloodstream.

Beginner piracetam use should involve around 1.5 – 6.5 grams per day ingested between 1 – 3 doses. According to some studies, the most effective dose for cognitive enhancement is 4.8 grams per day.

Mode of Action

Despite years of study, the exact cause of piracetam cognitive enhancement is still unknown. There are a series of four theories:

1. Membrane fluidity – piracetam provides higher membrane fluidity, which allows signaling molecules to cross more rapidly. This enhanced cell signaling may lead to the improved cognitive abilities.

2. Improved glutamate neurotransmission – studies have shown that piracetam (over 500mg / kg) can bind glutamate receptors for better synaptic transmission

3. Enhanced protein and phospholipid synthesis

4. Acetylcholine neurotransmission – studies indicate an increase in receptor density with piracetam use


Piracetam has a relatively high toxicity level according to all available research. Doses of 4.5g per pound provided no serious toxic effects in animal trials. In humans, doses of 8g per day resulted in few health problems while reproductive studies prove no adverse effect for pregnant women.


If you buy piracetam online from Pure Nootropics, expect arrival within the continental U.S. between 5 – 7 days.

For more information about piracetam, please visit our blog to educate yourself.

18 reviews for Piracetam Capsules & Powder

  1. 4 out of 5

    Great to get piracetam in capsules, but I need to take so much of this. Great product from PN, but I need to take the more potent oxi / aniracetam

  2. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    product is quirky amazing. Better kicking off than even legal dex and modafinil from other sourses, which is unexpected.

    All good results, brain clearer, mind more focused, “overclock” effects. Doesn’t have anti-social mood swing, racing heart, tremering hands, nausea, or headache. Again. Unexpected. Only con is slight pain in spin cord. If an acne has pain level 1/10, I will give it a 0.000367.

    I hope you keep up the quality. I’m an actuarial student, and will be an actuary; hence your product would be needed for a relatively long time.

  3. 4 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Good stuff. I felt the effects of the first dose within 30 minutes. I had increased mental energy, clear thoughts, increased motivation/focus, and a noticeable increase in positive mood.

  4. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I’ve been using piracetam powder for quite a long time, and finally decided to try out pure nootropics’ piracetam capsules. The convenience of the capsules makes it hard for me to go back to the powder (even though powder is cheaper) because I can have my nootropics with me on the go, and the effects are the same. Shipping was fast; I received my product the same week I ordered it (I ordered on a Tuesday).

    I’ve been taking piracetam for over a year and will continue to buy it as long as the positive effects exist.

  5. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Life-changing. Piracetam provides the tools to reclaim your life by gaining access to the essence of your true self. Aside from your typical boost in focus, I’ve noticed an overall peace and better mood, improved articulation and self-expression, and a courageous drive to take on what was once deemed hopelessly overwhelming.

    These capsules are incredible. I feel the effects clearly after just one, but two are highly recommended for optimal performance and interest in all your endeavors.

  6. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    My wife and I have ordered pretty much every single product from Pure Nootropics. Their shipping is usually pretty quick (2-3 days to receive my package). We typically order the piracetam capsules and noticed that PN is now selling piracetam powder. I figured I’d try the powder to reduce my daily supplement costs (as I’m currently taking a mix of protein along with some other nutrients, in addition to my daily nootropic intake) because it is more economic. After trying the powder again, I now remember why I wanted the capsules, as it’s way more convenient despite the cost. Even though do it yourself capping solution exists for the powder, I found that the last time I ordered pure piracetam powder I ended up wasting a good amount of it. Currently I’m taking 2 piracetam capsules, an optimal choline capsule, and a 1-2-Go capsule to supercharge my mornings, and taking days off during the weekends. I find that the above combination works best for me in terms of overall cognitive improvement and memory. My wife takes a similar stack replacing the piracetam for sublingual noopept or oxiracetam, basically interchanging between the two.

    My wife and I love your products PN, keep up the good work!

  7. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Loved having my Piracetam again, I forgot how much they improved my concentration and everything. Ordering my second batch tonight.

  8. 4 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I just got my piracetam capsules took one and i already feel the effects. Ive been so stressed that hopefully overtime it’ll really improve the quality of life i dont even know is possible anymore. But i ordered on sunday and got my package thursday. Great shipping! So quick! Im happy and satisfied with this website. Im glad its not a scam lol. Probably will be ordering again.

  9. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I’ve really been enjoying the Piracetam I’ve been ordering from PN. I think I’ve ordered three times so far and never had an issue. My product comes right on time. I’m 60 yrs. old and have Crohns so absorption of enough vitamins and minerals is kinda tough to do.
    Supplementing with nootropics has helped me greatly with reduced brain fog.
    Thanks guys!

  10. 4 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    This was a very interesting product. If you are considering a purchase I’d say go for it, there’s not a problem with purity or quality of this Piracetam. The shipping was prompt and seamless. Overall I have no complaints.

    However I think everyone reacts differently to Piracetam, I’m unsure if I experienced the “full effect”, or intended effect I was searching for, but it has enhanced my everyday life. I have a new perspective than I did a few weeks ago. I feel so much more alive and connected to the world around me.
    Colors, vision, sound, emotions, others’ emotions, dreams, texture, taste, it’s all so much more clear now. Everything is more vivid. I feel like I haven’t truly lived like this in what has been a long time. I love it.

    My experience may or may not be typical .


  11. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I’ve been taking piracetam as-needed for almost 4 years. This stuff is awesome! If I need extra focus or alertness, this is my go-to product. It makes my mental engines run like nothing else, and it also helps alleviate anxiety and makes me more social.

    It also really helps me prevent hangovers. I am very prone to alcohol-induced migraines, but if I take 1 or 2 piracetams, the likelihood of a headache is minimal!

    I’m happy to have found a reliable supplier as this stuff is not widely available in pill form any longer.

  12. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I ordered Piracetam (capsules) at the beginning of February 2016 after reading about the positive affects that racetams in general can have. I can absolutely say that it was one of the best things I could have done. I’ll admit that I was a little disappointed that it takes a week or two before you really start noticing the affects, but that was stated upfront from every source of information I could find before I purchased any.

    Based upon other reviews and the information provided by Eric, I ordered on faith and glad I did! The changes were subtle, but after almost 2 months of taking the Piracetam I can definitely see and feel the positive changes. I am more relaxed when speaking publicly & attending crowded events, I remember peoples names and faces better, I’m less distracted and more focused for the task at hand.

    I currently take 2 Piracetam capsules with 2 capsules of the Optimal Choline Complex and 2 Krill Oil in the morning (6am). Depending on the particular day’s schedule, I will either take the same combination again at 10am or I will substitute one Piracetam capsule for one Aniracetam capsule. My last dose is between 3pm & 4pm. Again, depending on upcoming events, I will either take 2 Piracetam, 1 Piracetam & 1 Aniracetam, or 2 Aniracetams with the Choline and Krill Oil. I’m still experimenting with the Aniracetam, but so far the combinations seem positive. However, Piracetam is my go to racetam. If I’m going into a situation in which I’m not sure which racetam I should take, I always default to Piracetam!

  13. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I tend to stutter, more when I get stressed or excited, and after only a couple of days of taking 1600mg I noticed a big difference in the amount of stuttering I was doing. I have also noticed a positive change in my mood and ability to think more clearly with less straining to think of something. I have increased my dose to 2400mg and take Huperzine A and Ginko Biloba. I tried taking the Choline and noticed I was not in as good a mood as I am when I just take the Piracetam. I do not get headaches when taking this dosage, so I stopped taking the Choline. I have ordered two more bottles!

  14. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I have taking nootropil piracetam orange pill pharmaceutical from Madrid Spain for years with great results. Lately they run out of stock and it always takes 2 weeks shipping from Hong Kong. I have tried 2 other companies piracetam and they were worthless, didn’t do a thing. I ran out of the old orange pills and when these arrived I decided to take 4 of them when I usually take 2 or 1600 mg of the other. I was pleasantly surprised that they worked so well. I’m currently taking 2400 mg of this product to achieve the same effect as the previous mentioned product 1600 mg, but the cost and faster shipping are worth the trade off. I’m going to try the bulk powder next but I need to investigate what’s the best way to consume it because it has a very bitter taste.

    • (verified owner)

      Hi Paul,

      You should check out our DIY Guide it covers bulk powders and manually capping the powder yourself. The guide recommends the standard D-I-Y pill capper, but the process can be time consuming (but will certainly save you money). For those that don’t have the time, we sell the capsules so they can avoid the hassle.

  15. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    High quality product that showed real measureable results for me. My verbal fluency and recall memory were both noticeably improved to the point where I’ve been getting comments from coworkers, such as “wow, you’re really sharp today”, and “I wish I had your memory”. And their customer service was amazing! I will be ordering from purenootropics indefinitely!

  16. 4 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    The service here was great. The piracetam powder was just as advertised. I take 4.8grams three times a day and It works very nice with my modafinil. I take 200 mg of modafinil upon waking and then 100 mg of modafinil in the afternoon. I have irritability issues with choline. I have tried multiple different types and it always causes me irritability. I also take krill oil, magnesium, a multi-vitamin and vitamin D as my blood work shows this as being low.
    Taking the piracetam with the modafinil really works well together. With modafinil I was alert and not tired but when I added the piracetam my add was drastically reduced and I was a lot more creative. I noticed subtle changes in colors and music and my mood has been great. I also take 2 to three days a week off the modafinil.

  17. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    For several years I have suffered from tinnitus (very loud) ,brain fog and I have been loosing my ability to remember even the simplest of things. I gave up reading about a year ago because even if I read one paragraph my mind would be going in 20 different directions and I wouldn’t remember a thing I had just read. I started on piracetam 800mg. and alpha 300mg. and about one half hour the only thing I could hear was SILENCE for the first time in about 4 years. My brain fog had lifted and my memory continues to improve and on the first day I could read and remember what I had just read. Best wishes to you folks. Great product.

  18. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    70+ y/o with annoying word/name lapses, tinnitus, undermining my confidence. Unable to quickly/correctly recall a name/verb; could I trust my memory? Began improvement effort with dietaries: no refined sugar, 3.5 oz sockeye salmon daily, leafy greens, beets, walnuts, green tea (caffiene L-theanine), omega-3, huperzine a, uridine, alpha GPC, lion’s mane, coQ10, curcumin, PQQ. Followed this for 45 days to get a sense of place. Terrific improvement, but not where I used to be. Then added Oxiracetam, 800mg., 1-3xday. Result=sometimes gratefully unfoggy; sometimes not. Switched to Piracetam. Better results! My dose seems to be x3 daily. Still have tinnitus, though. Mood remains stable. Expecting further improvement when I add daily exercise. Will gauge that for about a month before considering further stack additions. So thankful for good product.

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Piracetam is the first nootropic developed in the 1960s and continues to be one of the most popular cognitive enhancing drugs.

  • Enhanced memory and learning capabilities (reference)
  • Age related neuro / brain protection (ref)
  • Protects the brain after injury (ref)
  • Depression / anxiety relief (ref)
  • Prescription drug for Alzheimer’s/Parkinson’s in many countries (not USA) (ref)
  • Mild side effects even with extreme doses (ref)

Piracetam Benefits

Developed in the 1960s, piracetam is the oldest drug within the racetam family and the one that coined the term “nootropics” in the first place. Piracetam is a synthetic compound that is a derivative of GABA. Since the 1960s and 70s when it was first discovered, there have been numerous studies in favor of the drug for a variety of different reasons.

First, piracetam is primarily useful for memory formation and learning ability. Studies suggest piracetam is useful for elderly individuals who are suffering from age related memory decline (such as Alzheimer’s disease or senile dementia). Studies on humans and animals show that piracetam can improve the long and short-term memory of most participants.

One of the ways piracetam is so effective is through increased acetylcholine uptake. Essentially, the part of the brain that is used to create memories (called the hippocampus) sucks up more of this brain chemical called acetylcholine, which leads to more memories. This is often why people take a choline supplement in addition to the racetam.

Piracetam isn’t a flashy or super potent nootropic, but that means it is relatively safe and has good feedback. Research indicates that piracetam is a well-tolerated drug and the toxicity levels in humans is very high. People are taking doses of 5+ grams in some cases, though we do not recommend you start here.

Piracetam Studies

Anyone who is interested in buying piracetam should look at all the evidence beforehand in order to have a clearer picture of what they are buying. There are dozens of piracetam studies that are helping people to find out more about the improvements that they can see with the risks alongside it.

Beyond the piracetam studies showing efficacy and safety, there are those that have novel applications. For example, one piracetam study showed that choline and piracetam combined was more effective than either of them alone. This suggests there is a synergy between the two compounds.

Piracetam Side Effects

Some people who take piracetam have side effects though this is a rare occurrence. It is a well-tolerated nootropic drug and few people have ever mentioned complaints about toxicity or the like. However, there are some issues that can arise as with any nootropic or supplement. Some people who take piracetam mention feeling gastrointestinal distress.

Other people who take piracetam find that they get headaches or jaw pain as a result of too little choline in their diet. This is a downstream effect of better memory and cognition, but it still can be avoided nonetheless!

Buy Piracetam 

Of course we are biased, but Pure Nootropics is the best place to buy piracetam and for good reason. Unlike many other vendors online, we have third party certificates of analysis and the PDF for you to read for yourself. This ensures that you get a safe product that is free from manufacturer errors.

Given that piracetam is relatively safe, it is more likely that you would get a bad batch from a vendor than you would have side effects of piracetam from the drug itself. This is why the purchasing decision can be so important.

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